United Way and The Volunteer Center Partner to Provide DEI Cohort Program for Nonprofits

The Volunteer Center has teamed up with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to provide a DE&I Cohort program to help nonprofits identify a path forward for change on their DE&I journey. This program will address challenges nonprofits face in getting started, sustaining interest, navigating organizational change and finding resources for DE&I initiatives. It provides a supportive environment where you can learn from peers and experts while receiving practical guidance that you can use to tailor to your organization’s needs. This program is for the executive director/CEO and/or a person on staff who is responsible for DEI initiatives at your organization.

What is included:

  • Three facilitated cohort-based conversations about DE&I at your organization (see dates and topics below).
  • Dedicated time to work on drafting an implementation plan for addressing key DE&I gaps you identify.
  • Information about consultants and funders in the DE&I space to take steps on advancing DE&I at your organization.

Cohort session dates and topics. The first 2 are in-person at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, final session is on Zoom.

  • Monday June 3, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Topics: Where are you currently in your DE&I programming? Where would you like to be? What challenges are you experiencing or do you expect to experience with DE&I efforts?
  • Tuesday June 18, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. A working session on creating an implementation plan for making progress on DE&I change. You will work in partnership with another nonprofit in the cohort.
  • Thursday June 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Topics: Identifying resources for DE&I advancement and next steps. Virtual session on Zoom.

Program cost:

$75 for Volunteer Center members, $100 for non-members. View the list of member organization’s here: Need-based discounts are available.

In partnership with:

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley logo
City of Bethlehem logo